Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence in the 21st Century

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Plaza & JanÚs, 1990 - History - 585 pages
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While headlines today focus on the tremendous shifts of power at the global level, the author says that equally significant, but largly unnoticed, shifts of power are taking place in the intimate, everyday world we inhabit -- the world of supermarkets and hospitals, banks and business offices, television and telephones. Power shifts are transforming finance, politics, and the media, together creating a now radically different society. The very nature of power is changing.

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Powershift: knowledge, wealth, and violence at the edge of the 21st century

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Following Future Shock ( LJ 7/70) and The Third Wave ( LJ 4/1/80), this final volume of Toffler's trilogy on revolutionary change argues that the control of knowledge has become the principal means to ... Read full review

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Alvin Toffler is adviser to companies and governments worldwide on advances in technology, politics, economics, and society. His other books include The Third Wave, Powershift, War and Anti-War, and Creating a New Civilization, he live in Los Angeles, California.

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